Whereas, social problems concern our nation and threaten its future; and,
Whereas, connecting youth and adults to work together through volunteer service can bridge the differences that separate people and help solve social problems; and,
Whereas, we, the American people, have a tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism; and,
Whereas, more than 6.5 million youth touch and enhance the lives of others during National 4-H Week and throughout the year by doing good, by giving where there is a need, rebuilding what has been torn down, teaching where there was a desire to learn, and inspiring those who had lost hope; and,
Whereas, 4-H youth, volunteers, and Cooperative Extension staff have joined to promote a week of national, collaborated volunteer community service;
Whereas, 4-H has been helping youth and adults learn, grow and work together for a hundred years;
Whereas, volunteer community service is an investment in the future we all must share;
Now, therefore, I, Jim Huff, County Judge, Live Oak County do hereby proclaim October 5-11, 2008 National 4-H Week in George West, Live Oak County, Texas and urge my fellow citizens to observe this week by connecting with youth, friends, fellow employees and relatives, and with school, community, civic groups to engage in projects benefiting their community.